Sweden is getting ready to welcome back American tourists.
The country, which first established a ban on unnecessary travel from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area in March, plans to open its borders to US tourists from June 30, according to an online post from Swedish Ministry of Justice.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers aged 18 and over will need to present evidence of a negative covid test taken 48 hours before arrival.
The updated policy comes shortly after the EU added the US to a list of countries for which it suggests that travel restrictions should be gradually lifted. The list applies to all American tourists, vaccinated or not, for unnecessary travel.
On Saturday afternoon, 378 new cases of covid were reported in Sweden during the past 24 hours, according to information from the World Health Organization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies Sweden as a “COVID-19 very high” Level 4 level, and advises against travel to the country. The agency adds that if travel is a “must”, Americans should make sure they are fully vaccinated before they arrive.
Sweden still applies a number of covid restrictions. Companies are open, but force physical distance. Restaurants, bars and catering establishments may be open until 22:30 and masks are recommended on public transport for those who travel between 7-9 and 16-18 on weekdays, according to Visit Sweden, the country’s official website for tourism and travel information.
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